Mack Pinnacle heavy steering, is there any way to fix this?

Discussion in 'Mack Forum' started by Nudge, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Nudge

    Nudge Bobtail Member

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    I have demoed two different Mack pinnacles. Both have very heavy steering. Is there any way to fix this? Anybody else have similar thoughts? Really like the truck other than the steering.
     
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  3. Cam Roberts

    Cam Roberts Road Train Member

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    Shouldn’t be any heavier than the rest of the Mack’s. Let’s start off with this question, what truck or trucks steering are you used to?
     
  4. Nudge

    Nudge Bobtail Member

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    Have a few different ones T800, western star, and a Pete 379. All steer easier than the mack
     
  5. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Road Train Member

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    Like all Macks, they drive better when they're loaded. Maybe a lighter oil, what did the dealer say.
     
  6. rogueunh

    rogueunh Road Train Member

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    I have a 2017 Mack pinnacle, with set forward front axle. The lack of power steering is only thing I do not like about the truck, it definitely steers "like a truck"!
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Weight training at the GYM. Once you get popeye'ed adequately then someone should steer you in the right direction to pick out a truck you can handle.

    //teasing. I am in one of those moods this morning.

    Anyone not spending a dollar to install power steering into a modern truck today is a idiot.
     
  8. rogueunh

    rogueunh Road Train Member

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    The trucks have power steering, lol. It's just not as good as other trucks.
     
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  9. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    I didn't notice that.

    Check steer pressures , grease kingpins , if you need to.. Check caster too.

    What year is yours?
     
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